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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers ask for return of reading specialists, smaller class sizes

About 30 teachers showed up at the Pleasanton school board meeting Tuesday night to call for changes to district plans to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 17, 2013 at 6:44 pm | 25 comments | 4938 Views

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Students return to Foohill following graffiti threat to 'shoot everyone'

Things were back to normal yesterday -- or close to it -- at Foothill High School, a day after a graffiti threat earlier...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by Al, on Mar 17, 2013 at 9:17 am | 27 comments | 3177 Views

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Fundraiser tonight to help send Amador Valley High 'We the People' team to Washington

Community and parent supporters of Amador Valley High School's Competition Civics team will hold a fundraiser from 5-7 p.m....

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Righteous Rebel, on Mar 28, 2013 at 9:34 pm | 3 comments | 2875 Views

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Foothill High plant sale today to benefit Special Ed program

The special ed classroom at Foothill High School is having its annual spring plant sale today. Proceeds will support the...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Mom O2, on Mar 27, 2013 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 2007 Views

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Foothill, Amador high, Pleasanton Middle School principals leaving posts in June

Both of Pleasanton's veteran high school principals are leaving the district. John Dwyer made the announcement Wednesday...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by DJohns, on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:46 am | 9 comments | 3679 Views

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Parents push Pleasanton school board for smaller class sizes

A group of parents appealed to the Pleasanton school board Tuesday to restore smaller class sizes and reading specialists. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:17 am | 27 comments | 5357 Views

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Something to sleep on

Not many high school juniors spend their free time sewing these days, but thanks to Libby Howard's love of fashion design,...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 2331 Views

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Plesanton's Centerpointe preschool, former employee sued by parents of bound child

The parents of a 2-year-old who was bound with tape while in the care of Centerpointe Christian Preschool in Pleasanton have...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Apr 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 15373 Views

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School board to learn more about teaching teachers at meeting today

The Pleasanton School Board will learn more about instructional coaching at a study session set for later today. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Vernon Parker, on Apr 11, 2013 at 9:25 pm | 28 comments | 3148 Views

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Pleasanton students witness mock tragedy caused by drunken driving

The aftermath of a horrific car crash, a dead principal, a badly injured student helicoptered away for treatment, and another...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Rachel, on Apr 17, 2013 at 7:20 am | 35 comments | 3558 Views

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PPIE hosting half-marathon, 5K event today to benefit Pleasanton schools

The Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation will sponsor a half-marathon and 5K event today starting at the...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2013
Last comment by Just another voice, on Apr 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm | 11 comments | 3119 Views

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Pleasanton school district to consider layoffs of classified union members

Even as it's hiring counselors, custodians and assistant principals, the Pleasanton School Board will consider laying off...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Unions, not, on Apr 18, 2013 at 11:58 am | 20 comments | 4999 Views

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Amador parents, staff, students create wish list for new principal

Parents of Amador Valley High School students want a principal who can balance being an administrator and still be personable...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by LOLcat, on Apr 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm | 8 comments | 2748 Views

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Amador's Class of 2013 ready to graduate

Commencement exercises are less than two months away but the Class of 2013 at Amador Valley High School couldn't wait to...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 6 comments | 3638 Views

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Happy Talkers Foundation to provide free child developmental screenings today

The founders of the School of Imagination in Dublin and the Happy Talkers Foundation for Autism have teamed up with CBS and...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by Mitch Sigman, on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:33 am | 1 comment | 3382 Views

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Amador Valley advances to 'We the People' finals in Washington, D.C. competition

Amador Valley High School advanced to the championship round of the 2013 "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution"...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2013
Last comment by Christina, on Apr 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 3 comments | 2731 Views

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Do AP classes live up to their promise?

Though skeptical of the unequivocal value of Advanced Placement courses, a Stanford University researcher says high schools...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 15, 2013 at 10:13 am | 7 comments | 11115 Views

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Foothill parents say what they want in a new principal

Parents of Foothill High School students are looking for a "strong leader" in a new principal, someone with "demonstrable...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by FHS parent, on May 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm | 8 comments | 2468 Views

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Pleasanton school board could appoint new principals at its meeting tonight

The Pleasantonton school board may hire three principals at its meeting tonight, to replace two high school administrators...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on May 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm | 10 comments | 2720 Views

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Pleasanton school board goes out of town to hire new principals for schools here

The Pleasanton school district Tuesday hired Jason Krolikowski (in photo), an assistant principal from the San Ramon Valley...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by PUSD Insider, on May 24, 2013 at 12:22 am | 46 comments | 10324 Views
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